Introducing baby rats to adult rats?

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my little ratties
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Introducing baby rats to adult rats?

Post by my little ratties » Fri Apr 14, 2017 10:14 pm

Hi! I have two 9 month old male rats called Loki and Bucky and I've had them since they were 6 weeks old. They are currently at 600g and 430g (He's naturally small). I have recently got three more baby rats (Alaska, Frodo, and Dexter) and they are about 10 weeks old. They are all a bit over 200g and are healthy and eating well.

Are the babies too young to be introduced to my adults? I've heard stories of adult rats killing small babies and I'm really paranoid about this happening to my baby boys!
Loki, Bucky, Alaska, Dexter, and Frodo!

Love all my boys!

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Caza66
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Re: Introducing baby rats to adult rats?

Post by Caza66 » Sat Apr 15, 2017 7:14 am

Hi, at 10 weeks they should be ok. Use the carrier method for introducing (http://www.fancyratsforum.co.uk/viewtop ... ier+method)

Good luck.
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Re: Introducing baby rats to adult rats?

Post by my little ratties » Sat Apr 15, 2017 9:36 am

Caza66 wrote:Hi, at 10 weeks they should be ok. Use the carrier method for introducing (http://www.fancyratsforum.co.uk/viewtop ... ier+method)

Good luck.
ok thanks for the advice I will do that...
Love your Supernatural names btw... RIP to your little babies :(
Loki, Bucky, Alaska, Dexter, and Frodo!

Love all my boys!

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Re: Introducing baby rats to adult rats?

Post by Caza66 » Sun Apr 16, 2017 12:08 pm

Love your Supernatural names btw... RIP to your little babies :(
Ha ha, you spotted that! I've run out of male supernatural names now. Chuck and Kevin were my last supernatural names and didn't fancy lucifer.
My current gang :hearts: Groot, Star-lord, Yondu
:rattyrainbow: To all those who have filled my heart, have fun at the bridge.

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